Portugal's Waking Life Confirms First Names
Abdulla Rashim, Djrum, Edward, Maayan Nidam, Vlada, and more set to play.

Portugal’s Waking Life Festival has confirmed its plans for its upcoming 2018 edition. The second edition of Waking Life, the Portuguese arts and music festival which had its first run last Augu…

Cap Shares New Live Recording
100 minutes of seamless groove from the rising Romanian.

Cap has shared a recent live recording from Mioritmic Festival 2017. Cap is an ever-present figure in Romania’s bubbling electronic music scene. As a DJ, he presents groove-led, seductive produc…

Lisbon's Ministerium Club Confirms December Dates
Dyed Soundorom, Magda, DeWalta, Thomas Melchior, and more all set to play.

Lisbon’s Ministerium Club has confirmed its December dates. Ministerium Club opened in December 2012 in facilities previously occupied by the Portuguese Ministry of Finance. It has since become …

Barac Signs to Lick My Deck
'Pata Din Mijlocul Naturii' EP is scheduled for October release.

Barac will release a new EP on Lick My Deck, titled Pata Din Mijlocul Naturii EP. Lick My Deck is the London-based imprint headed of Shaun Soomro, founded to release introspective electronic music. Pr…

Download a New Mix from Guy From Downstairs
Victor Ernuteanu compiles a rare studio recording exclusively for XLR8R.

Guy From Downstairs has shared a new mix, which is exclusively available below. Guy From Downstairs is Victor Ernuteanu, a Bucharest-based artist whose philosophy regarding the sound of the electronic…

Podcast 491: Smallpeople
Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefel compile a house-focused mix full of unreleased gems.

Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld (a.k.a. Smallpeople) have been here before—just under 24 months ago, to be more precise. On that occasion, they collaborated with label-mate Moomin to compile an…

GEM Festival Returns as "World's Longest Festival"
This year's edition runs from July 14 to August 14 near Anaklia, Georgia.

GEM Fest—Georgia Electronic Music Festival—will return in 2017, this time claiming to be the “world’s longest festival.” GEM Fest is an annual international event, held on the former…

Hi-Five: Felipe Valenzuela
The Melisma and Cure Music label head selects five of his favourite warm-up tracks.

Hi-Five is back, following a lengthy hiatus. For those of you that don’t know, the structure of this feature is as follows: the selected artist, on this occasion Felipe Valenzuela, must delve in…

Gottwood Festival Reveals 2017 Lineup
The event will be held at Carreglwyd Estate, North Wales, on June 8 - 12.

Gottwood has announced its full 2017 lineup. The Welsh festival will return for its eighth edition this summer, returning to Carreglwyd Estate in June. Confirmed to perform this year are Zip (who is b…

Larry Heard and Thomas Melchior Remix Mandingo
‘Universe II (Remixes)’ drops on Rekids on January 27, 2017.

Thomas Melchior and Larry Heard have remixed Mandingo’s “Universe II” on Rekids. Mandingo is best known as Detroit producer Monty Luke, the founder of Black Catalogue when not appearing on…

Nervmusic Prepares 14-Track Compilation
'Quattroporte' is expected to drop later this year.

Nervmusic is set to release a four-disc compilation. Established in 2009, Russian imprint Nervmusic has become a hub for minimal house artists over the years. Its forthcoming Quattroporte compilation …

Podcast 463: Vlada
The Moscow-born DJ delivers a driving mix of eclectic, groovy cuts from her special collection.

Vlada, a rising Moscow-born DJ has been on our radars for some time now, although it’s been her performances over the past 12 months that have really impressed. We decided it was about time to h…

Trelik Releases Jonno & Tommo EP
'Love Songs' is out now.

Trelik’s latest release comes from Jonno & Tommo. London-based duo Jonno & Tommo’s debut on Trelik is the Love Songs EP. It is the first new material that the label has put out thi…

Unusual Suspects Announce 2016 Ibiza Residency Lineups
Margaret Dygas, Rhadoo, Binh and many more scheduled to play.

Unusual Suspects have announced the lineups for their 22-week residency at Sankeys Ibiza this summer. Beginning May 12 and running through until October 13, the night will see appearances from Rhadoo,…

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